News archive from 10 February 2015, page 6

Town halls 'sitting on £20 billion'

Councils are sitting on more than £20 billion in reserves and failing to collect revenue owed to them, Eric Pickles claimed as he warned town halls against raising tax bills for households. The Communities and Local Government Secretary said 106...

 

'Semi-revival in fortune' for shops

Retailers staged a "semi-revival" as they halted a sales decline last month but still experienced the weakest January performance for three years, figures showed today. Like-for-like sales rose by just 0.2% compared to the same period last...

 
Comment: Drama and music teach skills for life

Comment: Drama and music teach skills for life

ARTS help pupils develop for the future, say Lilla Scott and Andrew McGarva The formal purpose of education in Scotland is summarised by Education Scotland into four key “capacities”. They aim to enable each child to be a successful learner, a...

Scotsman, 00:54 in Learning
 
Comment: Never too early to be aiming high

Comment: Never too early to be aiming high

SOCIETY stands to gain from Queen Margaret Children's University's model of wider access across all ages of learning, says Irene Hynd It’s never too early to aim high. That was the clear message given at a colourful graduation ceremony held at Queen...

Scotsman, 00:54 in Learning
 
Comment: CfE could learn from newspaper design

Comment: CfE could learn from newspaper design

HIGH concepts are a useful teaching tool, says Rick Instrell Like many others I have been critical of the designers of the Curriculum for Excellence for relying on vast lists of pupil outcomes and experiences. Instead I advocate the use of a few...

Scotsman, 00:54 in Learning
 
£50m funding bid to keep Northumberland moving

£50m funding bid to keep Northumberland moving

An ambitious £50m has been launched to improve Northumberland's road network. Northumberland County Council has applied to the government’s Local Highway Maintenance Challenge Fund to improve the county’s more remote road network and repair over 130...

 
Robson Green launches new Tales from Northumberland series

Robson Green launches new Tales from Northumberland series

From coming face-to-face with one of the rarest creatures on earth to a sunrise skinny dip in the North Sea, actor Robson Green has spoken of his pride after filming a new series of a popular television show, which showcases the beauty of his native...

 
Robson Green’s Tales from Northumberland to return

Robson Green’s Tales from Northumberland to return

From coming face-to-face with one of the rarest creatures on earth to a sunrise skinny dip in the North Sea, actor Robson Green has spoken of his pride after filming a new series of a popular television show, which showcases the beauty of his native...

 

£1.5million on a lift to nowhere... EU waste sinks to a new level

The farce began when the tiny Sicilian settlement of Sutera was handed an EU grant to build the elevator which has been dubbed “the lift to nowhere” by locals. It was completed in 2012 but has never been used because the local council cannot afford...

 
Qualcomm to pay record $975m in China antitrust case

Qualcomm to pay record $975m in China antitrust case

US chipmaker Qualcomm will pay $975m (£640m) to Chinese authorities to end a 14 month anti-trust investigation into its patent licensing practices. The fine is the largest in China's corporate history and will require the firm to lower royalty rates...

BBC, 00:57 in Business
 
HSBC scandal shows 'dilly dallying' on tax crackdown

HSBC scandal shows 'dilly dallying' on tax crackdown

For HSBC, revelations that it helped wealthy clients in Switzerland evade tax is part of a litany of scandals for it and other banks. Documents seen by Panorama show bankers helped clients evade tax and offered deals to help tax dodgers stay ahead of...

BBC, 00:57 in Business
 
How to catch burglars by remote control

How to catch burglars by remote control

"I saw a man on the screen in my living room and that's when I called 911." Lawyer Mia Nguyen was sitting in her office glued to the live video feed she'd set up at home to watch her dogs. Alerted by her Manything app that something was...

BBC, 00:57 in Business
 

Wenger hails 'bubbly' Sanchez

Manager Arsene Wenger feels Alexis Sanchez has both the work-rate and the enthusiastic personality to help fire Arsenal to a successful campaign - just like former club favourite Ian Wright. Sanchez has been forced to sit out the last two matches...

Belper News, 00:58 in Sport
 

Chris Paterson full of pride over Scotland's star duo Finn Russell and Stuart Hogg 

There's a cheekiness to their play. Some would perhaps label them 'gallus'. What's certain is that there's no little panache, either. On Saturday evening, Finn Russell and Stuart Hogg lit up the Stade de France as Scotland, somehow, contrived to loss...

Daily Mail, 01:02 in Sport
 

Yaya Toure and Ivory Coast squad return to heroes welcome by hundreds of thousands of fans after Africa Cup...

Hundreds of thousands of supporters at the airport and on the streets of Ivory Coast's commercial capital Abidjan welcomed home the national football team on Monday after its victory at the Africa Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea. The West African...

Daily Mail, 01:02 in Sport
 


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